Houston’s own “Masterchef” winner Christine Ha has big plans for her Vietnamese gastropub The Blind Goat. CultureMap Houston reports that Ha will expand her stall The Blind Goat at Bravery Chef Hall into its own permanent restaurant, located in Spring Branch. Expect to find The Blind Goat at 8141 Long Point Road, in the same shopping center as equally buzzy Feges BQQ and self-serve bar Shoot the Moon.
Ha, famously known as The Blind Cook, was drawn to the neighborhood as a great complement to The Blind Goat’s concept (it’s based on Nhau cuisine, explained on her website as the “Vietnamese word for the act of convivial eating and drinking”). “I want to bring the Blind Goat closer, to have a place our friends and family can meet us for a drink after work,” Ha told CultureMap Houston.
This larger space in Spring Branch will allow for more dishes and drinks on the menu than at The Blind Goat stall at Bravery Chef Hall — think crispy Korean rice bowls, seafood tapas, and tropical cocktails.
This will be the second standalone restaurant for Ha, who opened Xin Chao with Saigon House chef Tony J. Nugyen in 2020. As for the original food hall stall, Ha is still figuring out whether she wants to keep it at The Blind Goat or try something new.
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